Mission #9 CCM flat track school Preconception: Flat track is coolReality: Flat track is cool What I learned: I'm no Jay SpringsteenWhen it comes to activities that could result in personal injury, I have a fail-safe rule. I get my wife to watch whatever it is for a couple of m...
Potential: If I hum the theme tune to Kickstart while riding it'll be okay Reality: Outta my way Lampkin... Or I'll knock you off as I crash. Again What I learned: Throttle control, balance and slow speed controlI always thoughtI had reasonable throttle control until I went trial...
MotocrossPreconception: motocross is for young extreme athletesReality: motocross is for young extreme athletesWhat I learned: I'm not young any more, or an athleteMotocross: the motor sport of choice for legends and lunatics the world over. The basic principle (I think) is to fi...
Potential If I hum the theme tune to Kickstart while riding it'll be okayReality Outta my way Lampkin... Or I'll knock you off as I crash. AgainWhat I learned Throttle control, balance and slow speed controlI always thought I had reasonable throttle control until I went trials ri...
Preconception: I'm off to California! Reality: Freezing SilverstoneWhat I learned: To think about my ridingThe California Superbike School has been around for donkey's years peddling the biking equivalent of Caribbean voodoo, but it still holds a mythical quality in the eyes of r...
Potential: The potentially ruinous realisation I'm not as good at riding as I think I amReality: Christ on a bike, I just got me knee down at 85mph! I love track ridingWhat I learned: Loads of new skills like lifting my vision, body position and using all of the available Tarmac...
Potential The potentially ruinous realisation I'm not as good at riding as I think I amReality Christ on a bike, I just got me knee down at 85mph! I love track ridingWhat I learned Loads of new skills like lifting my vision, body position and using all of the available Tarmac70mp...
bodyfat. So we picked our champion in the shape of features editor John Hogan (who used to box in the Army and endlessly bores us with stories of clouting people) and packed him off to Sheffield to knock Karl’s arse on the floor over three full
Preconception: cops hate bikersReality: this cop doesn't, he's trying to helpWhat I learned: we need more people like AndyAS A GENERAL rule British bikers love sports bikes. Buying any litre sports bike is no bad thing. Creeping over the national speed limit is no real biggy eith...
.September 2006I've got a new baby. Daisy Fia Hogan was born on 29 May and weighed exactly the same as my Shoei TC-2. A couple of weeks at home flew by in a blur of Tourist Trophy for the PS2, nappies and other baby stuff. Everything about being off was fantastic
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